President Joe Biden is traveling to Plains, Georgia, to celebrate the life and legacy of former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Mrs. Carter, who was the wife of the late President Jimmy Carter, passed away earlier this month at the age of 94.
The presidential trip to Carter’s hometown of Plains will also be the first time Biden has traveled out of state since his inauguration in January. During the trip, Biden is expected to pay his respects at the Rosalynn Carter Institute, a non-profit organization founded by Mrs. Carter that works to improve the lives of women and children.
Biden has stated that he was greatly inspired by Carter and her devotion to public service. He credits Carter for her immeasurable contribution to the lives of the American people, especially with respect to civil rights, international diplomacy, and mental health awareness.
During his speech in Georgia, Biden is also planning to honor the first lady’s profound commitment to public service and equality for all Americans.
The Carter family has extended an invitation to Biden to attend the memorial service that will be held in Carter’s hometown of Plains. The family plans to display landmarks and personal items related to the former first lady at the memorial service.
This presidential trip to Plains will be an unforgettable experience for the president and a fitting tribute to Mrs. Carter’s lasting legacy. As the nation comes together to celebrate her life, Biden pays homage to a great American hero who worked tirelessly throughout her life to become a voice for the voiceless.